Bolanle Austen-Peters’ Feature Film ‘Collision’ Announced as Official AFRIFF 2021 Closing Film | See the full list

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Collision“, Bolanle Austen-Peters feature film directed has been announced as the official closing film of this year International African Film Festival (AFRIFF), where 19 Nigerian films in official selection, out of a total of 48 productions, including 16 feature films, 14 documentaries and 7 animated films.

AFRIFF is an international film festival for Africans that has created a phenomenal platform for local and international professional filmmakers, celebrities, actors, directors, film critics, musicians, editors, students, equipment manufacturers, lighting engineers, cinematographers, sound engineers, visual artists, buyers, amateurs, equipment manufacturers, film students, distributors, international press …

“Collision” tells the story of the two worlds of a law enforcement officer and a budding musician whose worlds collide. It is a description of the realities of the average police officer and a young musical artist. It stars Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Ade Laoye, Kenneth Okolie, Daniel Etim Effiong, Bimbo Manuel, Gregory Ojefua, Bamike Olawunmi-Adenibuyan (BamBam), Kalu Ikeagwu, and Nobert Young.

The other Nigerian films selected for AFRIFF 2021 are “the takers“,”Contaminated canvas“,”Juju Stories“,”Hard Country“,” Tthe hero’s walk“,”Road2blow“, and “Hope” to only cite a few.

Here is the list of films that made AFRIFF 2021

FEATURE FILM

“Encounter” – Michael Pearce (United States) (opening film)
“Collision” – Bolanle Austen-Peters (Nigeria) (Closing film)
“The Takers” – Toka McBaror (Nigeria)
“Tointed Canvas” – Segilola Ogidan (Nigeria)
“Le Griot” – Adeoluwa Owu (Nigeria)
“Gobe” – The Power of God Okoh (Nigeria)
“Juju Stories” – CJ Obasi, Abba T. Makama, Michael Omonua (Nigeria)
“Country Hard” – Paul Chibuzo Utomi (Nigeria)
“Oliver Black” – Tawfik Baba (Morocco)
“Binti” – Seko Shamte (Tanzania)
“Shujaa Wetu (our hero)” – Tom Johns (Tanzania)
“Rescue Mission” – Gilbert Lukalia (Kenya)
“Mami Watta” – Christian Thiam (Senegal)
“Trees of Peace” – Alanna Brown (United States)
“10 songs for charity” – Karin Junger (Netherlands)
“The White Line” – Desiree Kahikopo-Meiffret (Namibia)

DOCUMENTARY

“Pro In Africa” – Emil Moberg Lundén (Sweden)
“Flox” – Hady Mahmoud (Egypt)
“For the love of dance” – Seun Adeleye (Nigeria)
“The knights of fantasy” – Khaled El Kebich (Algeria)
“Letters from the road” – Mark Maina Maingi, Denis Pavlovic (Germany)
“The Hero’s March” – Tolulope Awobiyi (Nigeria)
“Road2Blow” – Deji Ayoola (Nigeria)
“The master’s plan” – Carlos Yuri Ceuninck (Belgium)
“Zongo” – Michael Herzog, Elias Mierbeth (Germany)
“The murmur of the marimba” – Greta-Marie Becker (Germany)
“Borom Taxi” – Andrés Guerberoff (Argentina)
“In the hands of God” – Mohamed Rida Gueznai (Morocco)
“Namibies Number Nine” – Stephanie Constantin, Sarah-Maria Lanz (Germany)
“Zinder” – Aicha Macky (Niger)

ANIMATION

“Un jour de Gugle” – Omoyefe Majoroh (Nigeria)
“Kenda” – Stéphane Mendonça (Ivory Coast)
“Lady Buckit & The Motley Mobsters” – Adebisi Adetayo (Nigeria)
“Strand Lights” – Somtochukwu Onubogu (Nigeria)
“Gandja (Grass)” – Amath Animation Ndiaye (Senegal)
“Fanta’s dream” – Gaoussou Bassekou Tangara (Mali)
“Halima Vote” – Mbuotidem Johnson (Nigeria)

SHORT STUDENT

“Cross Line” – Odira Ezejiugo (Nigeria)
“My name is” – Chengetai Chitima (South Africa)
“True Future” – JJEMBA ENOCK (Uganda)
“Uwani” – Nana Khadija, Stacey Iriaghomon (Nigeria)
“A girl against the world” – Madina Muhammed (Nigeria)
“Omugwo” – LUCKY ORIRE NWANI (Nigeria)
“Oko Ke Akueteh” – Dela Dem Duvi (Ghana)
“Unraveled Bride” – Julie O. Ako (Nigeria)
“Spirit of Christmas” – Ssentongo sinani (Uganda)
“Rear lights” – Lauren Keller (United States)
“Hope” – Ogbonna Naomi (Nigeria)

AFRIFF also announced a seasoned global entertainment executive, Jenny alonzo, as Creative Director for its 10th anniversary edition. The move comes as AFRIFF continues to consolidate itself as Africa’s most innovative film festival, celebrating African content, cinema and a unique platform for the many stories Africa must share with the world. world. AFRIFF is focused on building the necessary bridge with the rest of the world.

“I am both honored and excited to be working with Chioma Ude on AFRIFF. This festival is a hidden gem. AFRIFF has been a champion of African filmmakers and Chioma’s mission to amplify and uplift the stories about Africa, Africans and its Diaspora is very much in line with what my brand stands for – telling and amplifying stories about women and the diverse markets that continue to lead global growth. . I’m proud to work with someone who demonstrates a commitment to paying up front and opening doors for those with limited access, which remains a huge problem in film and entertainment.

Alonzo continued, “Africa is truly the richest continent in the world and yet the stories we see paint a different picture. AFRIFF is doing everything possible to change that by providing a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work and for buyers to discover genuinely rich stories they can bring to the world. Chioma’s mission is to ensure that AFRIFF becomes Africa’s “must-see” film festival. I am honored to join her on this mission, ”said Alonzo.

Speaking on the new appointment, the founder of AFRIFF, Chioma Udesaid “AFRIFF has continued to reach new heights year after year. After the last 18 months of the pandemic, I am more than delighted to welcome a seasoned entertainment powerhouse such as Jenny Alonzo to join our great team as Creative Director. The addition of Jenny to the team further strengthens the foundations built over the years by a very hardworking team. Its addition only adds to our growth. Welcome to the team, Jenny.



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